CSIRO Astronomy & Space Science invites applications for an indefinite staff position. We are seeking someone with an outstanding track record in radio astronomy science and associated techniques to be involved in the scientific commissioning and exploitation of the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder as it comes on-line over the next few years. We expect the appointee to carry out world-class research closely aligned with ASKAP, to supervise and mentor students and postdocs and engage in international collaborations.
CSIRO is Australia's leading research organisation and the Division of Astronomy and Space Science (CASS) is Australia's premier radio astronomy institute with a world-class reputation. The Astrophysics Group at CASS currently consists of 9 indefinite staff, 18 postdocs and 35 co-supervised PhD students.
The successful candidate will be based at the CASS headquarters in Sydney, Australia, within a lively research environment, as part of the astrophysics group. Sydney is a cosmopolitan, multi-cultural city of about 4 million people located on one of the world's most beautiful harbours and with beaches within an easy commute from many suburbs. The Sydney astronomical community is large and vibrant, consisting of researchers at CASS, the Australian Astronomical Observatory and 4 major teaching Universities.
The position comes with a generous discretionary research allowance, the possibility of attracting postdocs through CSIRO and ARC schemes and access to a large pool of astronomy students nationally and internationally.
Applications must be made through Job Reference NSW12/03385 at http://csiro.nga.net.au. Applications close 18 November 2012.